Friday, April 6, 2012 Lessons From The Pros: Big, Messy Waves
Let’s be real. No one actually wakes up with the big, “morning after” waves everyone lusts for. That’s why we bribed our amazing hairstylist Johnny to share his (surprisingly easy) steps to get the ‘do of our dreams. The best part? No one has to know you didn’t just roll out of bed and go.
Friday, November 2, 2012 Contests: And The Winner Is…
WHOA. You gals really love shoes, and we love each and every one of you who entered to win a crazy amount of new kicks.
OK, so here goes–the winner of our 50 for Free giveaway is … Ashley Payne! We just sent you an email, so keep an eye on your inbox and clear space in your closet!
As for everyone else, we have another HUGE giveaway in the works, so get ready…
Friday, May 18, 2012 Contests: The Moment You’ve All Been Waiting For
This is the first time we’re actually kind of nervous to announce the winner, since the prize is so insane that someone might actually faint.
So, is everyone sitting down?
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 Model In The Morning: Meet TJ!
One of the newest Nasty Gal models, TJ is quickly becoming one of our faves. With a sweet face and knockout bod, she’s definitely got the super-hot-girl-next-door thing nailed. So as soon as we found out she was going to be back in the studio this week, we had to get the scoop on everything from her essential beauty products to her Broadway dreams.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Lessons From The Pros: Two-Toned Lip
We popped down into the studio to see what our makeup maven Stacey Nishimoto was into right now, and she presented her latest genius: the two-toned lip! We asked her pretty please for a tutorial on this show-stopping effect, and she said the first step is choosing two colors that compliment each other in hue and texture. Pairing a shiny bottom lip, for instance, with a matte top lip is dramatic and super flattering; a soft bottom lip and a high shine top lip is another perfect balance.
Apply both lip colors with a flat lip brush and skip the liner, as a glossy and a matte lipstick on one set of lips is enough on its own. Plus, the brush still ensures you get a perfect line. I always do one last sweep of gloss on the bottom lip to make it really pop.
I used NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Carthage, a shocking hot pink with a flat velvet texture on the bottom lip. For the top lip, I used a shiny stain so that the top color won’t interrupt or rub on the bottom lip color. Yves Saint Laurent’s glossy stain is the best on the market. The pigment is pure and rich and the shine is silky, not sticky. And the shine is actually the best part of this product, it’s like a little flashlight that highlights the true colors.
The most fun part of a duo lip is picking out complementing colors that go hand in hand but are complete polar opposites – like you and your sweetheart! It’s all about finding the unexpected perfect match. Muah!